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John Bartlett – Awake at 3am (2pm Event)


Event Date: 11 April 2021
Author / Presenters: John Bartlett

Launch of Awake at 3am by local poet, John Bartlett

Join prize-winning poet Julie Maclean as she interviews John about his work at the launch of Awake at 3AM, his most recent poetry collection.

John Bartlett is the author of three novels, a collection of short stories and published non-fiction. He is a reviewer, interviewer, former tutor of Creative Writing at Deakin University and a creative writing workshop facilitator. His poetry has been published in a number of Australian and overseas journals.

In June 2019 Melbourne Poets Union released his Chapbook The Arms of Men and in 2020 Ginninderra Press published Songs of the Godforsaken as part of its Picaro Poets’ series as well as his full poetry collection Awake at 3am in late 2020. He was the winner of the 2020 Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize.

“Loss, longing and nostalgia infuse the poems in this poignant collection. Some poems are elegiac, some confessional, others alert to environmental exploitation, sexuality and human suffering. Here is a poet engaged with his world and showing us what it is to remember, to question, to see and feel.” (Julie Maclean)

“Awake at 3AM is a truly superb collection of outstanding poems.” (Maggie Farr)

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)
51 Little Malop Street

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